Officer dies in Spain football clashes

It has been reported at least five people have been arrested A police officer has died in Spain after violent clashes erupted between rival fans before Athletic Bilbao’s home Europa League match against Spartak Moscow at San Mames. The officer from the Ertzaintza – the Basque Country’s police force – suffered a heart attack. More […]

Argentina foils diplomatic luggage cocaine plot

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nearly 400kg of cocaine was found at the Russian embassy in 2016 Argentina’s security ministry says it has foiled a plot to use the Russian embassy’s diplomatic courier service to smuggle cocaine to Europe. Police seized nearly 400kg of the drug from diplomatic luggage in an embassy annex after being […]

Zagitova, 15, wins figure skating gold

Media playback is not supported on this device Winter Olympics: Alina Zagitova holds off Evgenia Medvedeva to win figure skating gold Fifteen-year-old Alina Zagitova won the first gold for the Olympic athletes from Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the women’s single figure skating. She followed her short programme world record 82.92 with 156.65 […]

Dutch MPs vote to recognise disputed Armenian ‘genocide’

Media captionArmenia’s mass killings – explained in 60 seconds The Dutch parliament has passed a motion recognising that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a “genocide”. Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their people died in the atrocities of 1915. Turkey says the toll was much lower […]

Novartis case: Greek MPs to probe alleged bribery

Image copyright EPA Image caption PM Alexis Tsipras and others voted after a marathon session The Greek parliament has voted to investigate 10 prominent politicians, including two ex-prime ministers, over allegations they allowed bribery by the Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis. Under Greek law, only parliament can investigate its own members and lift their immunity. The […]

Euro 2016: Russian arrested over England fan attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Violence erupted in Marseilles ahead of the England Russia match in June 2016 A Russian football fan wanted for attacking an England fan during the Euro 2016 riots in Marseilles has been arrested in Munich. German police said they apprehended the 31-year-old suspect upon his arrival from Moscow. The […]

Porn on computer: Court finds against French worker over privacy

Image copyright AFP French rail worker Eric Libert claimed his right to a private life was breached when his employer opened files with pornography on his work computer. Now the European Court of Human Rights has ruled against him, agreeing that the files should have been clearly identified as private. Mr Libert was fired by […]

Migration figures: Highest number of EU nationals leaving UK in a decade

Image copyright Getty Images The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade, figures from the Office for National Statistics show. It estimates that 130,000 EU nationals emigrated in the year to September, the highest number since 2008. Meanwhile, 220,000 EU nationals came to live in the UK […]

Euro 2016 Russian hooligan arrested over England fan attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Violence erupted in Marseilles ahead of the England Russia match in June 2016 A Russian football fan wanted for attacking an England fan during the Euro 2016 riots in Marseilles has been arrested in Munich. German police said they apprehended the 31-year-old suspect upon his arrival from Moscow. The […]

Sacked pregnant worker loses European court case

Image copyright PA Image caption The EU has clarified the rights of pregnant workers The EU’s top court has ruled that firms can dismiss pregnant workers as part of general staff cuts, despite legal protections for pregnant women. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) defended the position of Spain’s Bankia – a bank that was […]